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High-profile PTO triathlon at Daytona gains global broadcaster support

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The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA includes all the major triathletes, including Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.

A triathlon that takes place at the iconic 500-acre motorsports complex Daytona on 6 December will be shown in more than 100 countries globally, following broadcast deals secured by IMG.

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA will see the world’s top triathletes competing for a $1,150,000 prize purse.

It’s the finalé of a three-day triathlon festival (4-6 December) and will feature an range of different events, including age-group sprint and middle-distance events, junior challenges and a Pro-Am relay.

The event organiser says it has the strongest field of triathletes ever assembled, including Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Sebastian Kienle, Lionel Sanders, Anne Haug, Nicola Spirig, Lisa Nordén and Holly Lawrence.

Live coverage of the event will be shown on NBC Universal’s streaming service Peacock; live streamed by the PTO at https://championship.protriathletes.org/live-broadcast; and broadcast globally in Australia (Fox Sports Australia), the Balkans (Sportklub), Canada (TSN), China (Tencent), France (L’Equipe), India (Eurosport), Italy (Sportitalia), Latin America and the Caribbean (DirecTV), Pan Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam (Fox Sports Asia), South Africa (Supersport), Spain (RTVE), Turkey (Ssport) and UK (BT Sport).

Andrew Demsey, vice president, media at IMG, said: “The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA has captured the imagination of broadcasters around the world and promises to be an exceptional spectacle, finishing at the home of the most prestigious race in NASCAR – the Daytona 500. The field of triathletes assembled is second to none and it’s a huge credit to all concerned that they have been able to stage an event of this calibre in such a difficult year.”

William Christy, CEO of event organiser CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA, said: “The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA is set to be the racing spectacle of 2020 with the most competitive field assembled in the history of the sport. Triathlon is my passion. I am thrilled for our team to deliver on the highest level of entertainment expectations set by the top broadcasters around the world.”

Charles Adamo, executive chairman of the PTO, said: “We are incredibly grateful to be working with CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA and USA Triathlon and putting on a world-class event at the end of what has been a very difficult year. It is a wonderful opportunity for fans to enjoy what will be one of the greatest races in the sport, while at the same time supporting our triathlon community by donating to the Triathlon Covid-19 Relief Fund.”

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